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  • 1 The Hockley conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Hockley
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Hockley has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal connections with Hockley estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Hockley are familiar with the local concerns peculiar to Hockley and therefore you may benefit from better advice and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Hockley property lawyers work in partnership with Hockley estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress throughout

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hockley since July 2021*


of flat Ferry Road SS5 6NA, acquired for £270,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced premises, Mapledene Avenue, SS5 6JB completing on 15/07/2021 at a price of £375,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of semi-detached premises, Burnham Road, SS5 6BQ completing on 02/08/2021 at a price of £336,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer


of apartment Melville Heath CM3 5FX, sold for £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hockley

As a FTB what is the most important number one tip you can give me concerning purchase conveyancing in Hockley?

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Hockley and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the seller, selling agent and on occasion a bank. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Hockley should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a potential adversary may attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your lawyer is slow. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do take action that is against your conveyancers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Hockley. My lender is Virgin

Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 10/10/2021, the requirements read as follows :

What can a local search tell me concerning the house my wife and I purchasing in Hockley?

Hockley conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Onsearch The local search plays an important role in many a Hockley conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Hockley 10 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

Assuming the title is registered the details of your ownership will be retained by HMLR with a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and obtain current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.

I am looking to sell my house. My past conveyancers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Hockley if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Hockley. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Hockley conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Hockley conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you make enquires with several firms including non Hockley conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:

    What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing?

Hockley Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    You will want to discover as much as possible about the managing agents as they can either make your living at the property much easier or uncomfortable. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you will be in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day matters like the cleanliness of the common parts. Don't be shy to ask other tenants if they are happy with them. Finally, be sure you discover the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the appropriate party and precisely what it includes. Make sure you discover if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is very common in Hockley leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Hockley. If you like the propertyin Hockley however your cat is not allowed to live with you then you will be faced difficult decision. Most Hockley leasehold flats will incur a service charge for maintenance of the block set on behalf of the freeholder. Should you acquire the flat you will have to meet this liability, normally in instalments accross the year. This could differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common grounds. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, normally this is not a significant amount, say around £50-£100 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it could be many hundreds of pounds.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hockley regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hockley but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hockley regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hockley specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hockley. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Hockley regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hockley but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Chris Allnutt & Co, Ground Floor, Broadway House, SS11 7AD
  • Nfl Legal Ltd, 105 London Road, SS7 5TG
  • Dorling Cottrell Limited, Suite 6 Phoenix House, SS14 3EZ
  • Pcs Legal , 5 The Capricorn Centre, SS14 3JA

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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